Thursday, October 1, 2015


I'm joining A Quarter Inch from the Edge (click here) for Throwback Thursday where we are encouraged to dig in our dusty quilt archives and find a quilt from our past.
I made this quilt in 1986 (yes, that is almost 30 years ago); it is machine pieced, hand quilted, and measures 78"x 98" -- big enough for a queen-sized bed.  This quilt was pictured in an article I wrote, "Pizzazz with Stripes" for Quiltmaker Magazine Issue #62.
A friend of mine, who was raised on a Navajo reservation, named it Nizonih Sq; which means Navajo Beautiful Star. 
I still have this quilt somewhere in the stacks of quilts; and probably should pull it out for a new photo shoot.  These pictures are 1986 variety, also; and colors are a bit off.
The browns were all from my scrap stash at the time -- I see that I was heavy on the dots.  I'm sure I was a bit ditsy myself, as I still had kids at home back in those days!!


Linda said...

I probably have that magazine! Yes, you should get some new photos. It's a beauty!

Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl said...

It has a very earthy feel, and I love the name your friend gave the quilt.

Jenn @ A Quarter Inch from the Edge said...

Wow! You really did go back in time for this one! Fine work. Thanks for linking up with Throwback Thursday @ A Quarter Inch from the Edge!

JanineMarie said...

Oh, I remember when using striped prints for "strippie" quilts was popular. I suppose they are dated now, but I still love them. Your work is beautiful, and even if the color is off in your pictures, I like the combination and contrast.

Anonymous said...

Those little dots were quite popular at the time! That's a beautiful quilt!

elle said...

What a great old timey quilt. Nicely done, too!